Volume 11 (2021)
Volume 10 (2020)
Volume 9 (2019)
Volume 8 (2018)
Volume 7 (2017)
Volume 6 (2016)
Volume 5 (2015)
Volume 4 (2014)
Volume 3 (2013)
Volume 2 (2012)
Volume 1 (2011)
Education and training
1. Investigating Challenges of agricultural knowledge and information systems (AKIS) in Iran with Delphi technique

Seyedeh Marzieh Razeghi; Hasan Sadighi; Mohammad Chizari

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 01 June 2020

Abstract
  Sustainable agricultural and rural development requires knowledge and information, skills, attitudes and technologies, which run through a network of actors to produce, distribute and use it in a particular place. The model of the Agriculture Knowledge and Information Systems (AKIS) is designed based ...  Read More

Education and training
2. The impacts of educational and extensional methods on using renewable energy by Semnan poultry farmers

Mohsen Mohammadi; Mohammad Sadegh Sabouri; Seyed Sadjad Seyed Sabouri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2017

Abstract
  This paper aims at studying the role of agricultural education and extension methods on the use of renewable energy by farmers in Semnan Province. The research was a practical study in terms of goal and was a descriptive-correlation study in terms of methodology. The population of the study was composed ...  Read More

Education and training
3. Impact Assessment of Self-directness and Meta-cognitive Skills on Agricultural Students’ Academic Achievement in Iran

Masoud Bijani; Aliakbar Raeisi; Naser Valizadeh; Negin Fallah Haghghighi; Maryam Neisi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 17-34

Abstract
  Students' academic achievement is one of main indicators in evaluating higher agricultural education. One of the most effective strategies in terms of academic achievement is to reinforce self-directness and meta-cognitive skills. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of elf-directness ...  Read More

Education and training
4. Designing a Model for Internship Course in Higher Agricultural Education System Using the Delphi Technique: Combining Academicians and Practitioner Viewpoints

Zahra Korani; Kiumars Zarafshani; Amirhossein Alibaygi; Seyedeh Maryam Hosseyni

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 79-98

Abstract
  Experts believe that a solution to avoid the inefficiency of university graduates, especially graduates in Agriculture, is to revise the practical courses, especially internships, and transform and amend them. Taking this point into account, this study aimed to design a model for the internship course ...  Read More

Education and training
5. Identification of Appropriate Strategies to Improve and Develop Private Agricultural Extension System: A Study in Mazandaran Province, Iran

Amir Ahmadpour; Fatemeh Abolghasemi; Hadi Moumeni Helali

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, , Pages 99-115

Abstract
  In many countries, private sector provision of agricultural extension services is recognized as a key factor in the process of agricultural development. Insufficient attention to the private agricultural extension system in Iran, despite its relative success, has made it imperative to explore and identify ...  Read More

Education and training
6. Knowledge Commercialization in Agricultural Higher Education: A Two-Step Approach to Structural Equation Modeling

Masoud Ahmadinejad

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 149-166

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to analyze knowledge commercialization in agricultural higher education of Khuzestan province. To end it a survey research method was applied. Faculty members of agricultural colleges of Khuzestan province, Iran including Shahid Chamran University, Ramin Agricultural and ...  Read More

Education and training
7. Faculty Members’ Development in Agricultural Higher Education: Does the University Size Matter?

Morteza Akbari; Afsaneh Bagheri; Enayat Abbasi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 19-31

Abstract
  Higher education has recently faced new challenges and responsibilities such as higher expectations to contribute to national and regional developments, considerable cuts in public funds, and the highly competitive educational markets. Previous research has suggested a positive association between the ...  Read More

Education and training
8. Factors Affecting Avoiding the Use of Pesticides to Greenhouse Vegetables in Bandar Abbas District (Iran)

Masoud Yazdanpanah; Fatemeh Rahimi Feyzabad; Khadejeh Abbaszade

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 237-247

Abstract
  Despite huge environmental, economic, health, and social costs of pesticides, evidence revealed that farmers in developing countries would continue to use pesticides. The root of the problem appears to be related to the way of farmers’ decision making. As such, it is crucial for policymakers to ...  Read More

Education and training
9. Household Food Security: Case of Summer Crop Growers in Shoushtar Township, Iran

Azadeh Noorollah Noorivandi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 475-486

Abstract
  associated with this condition among summer crop growers in Shoushtar Township, Khouzestan Province, Iran. This cross-sectional survey study was conducted from September 2015 to February 2017. The population consisted of summer crop farmers in the Shoushtar Township (N=850). The sample size was determined ...  Read More

Education and training
10. Developing an Appropriate Model for Entrepreneurial Faculty of Agriculture in Iran

Negin Fallah Haghghighi; Masoud Bijani; Ahmad Rezvanfar; Naser Valizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 501-518

Abstract
  Nowadays, promoting entrepreneurship to train graduates endowed with entrepreneurial traits is considered as one of the new functions of the faculties of agriculture. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to design an appropriate model for entrepreneurial faculty of agriculture in Iran. This ...  Read More

Education and training
11. How Students’ Views on Educational Factors Influence Their Achievement Motivation and Learning Approaches? Comparison of Perspectives

Mahtab Pouratashi; Chang Zhu

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 539-551

Abstract
  This comparative study was conducted to explore achievement motivation and learning approaches of agricultural students and to examine students’ views on educational factors influencing their achievement motivation and learning approaches. The statistical population of this study comprised agricultural ...  Read More

Education and training
12. Prediction of Food Security Levels in Rural Households Based on Socio-Economic Factors (The Case of Nahavand County, Iran)

Saadi Fathollahi; Hosein Shabanali Fami; Ali Asadi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 329-339

Abstract
  The role of nutrition in the health area, increasing efficiency and its relationship with economic development has been approved through extensive research in the world using scientific foundations and empirical evidence. Therefore, accessing to food security is the basic pillar of development. ...  Read More

Education and training
13. Export Barriers of Honey in Iran: The Application of the DEMATEL Method

Mehdi Homayounfar; Seyyed Mohammad Zargar; Mansour Soufi; Seyyedeh Fereshteh Mousavi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 341-354

Abstract
  The rapid world economic growth has driven the businesses towards involvement in international marketplaces due to lower business risks, lower commitment of resources, and higher flexibility of these markets. However, evidence indicates that barriers to exportation vary across different ...  Read More

Education and training
14. Promoting Organizational Innovation among Agricultural Extension Experts: The Role for Knowledge Management

Abdolvahed Kaabi; khourosh Roosta

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 421-431

Abstract
  Recently, innovation has become a very important issue, as it provides a strategic advantage for organizations to outperform competition and remain agile in the environment.  Additionally, knowledge management is considered to be a strong support for innovation. However, few studies examine the ...  Read More

Education and training
15. Preferred Extension System for Sustainable Horticulture in Sari, Iran

Amir Ahmadpour; Hadi Moumenihelali

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 125-136

Abstract
  Lack of understanding of the extension, education, and development practitioners’ role and their contribution to sustainable agriculture is the main challenge of sustainability projects in Iran. Accordingly, the aim of this study was toidentify the extension system that has been ...  Read More

Education and training
16. The Effect of Knowledge Management on Organizational Entrepreneurship among Agricultural Extension Experts in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Zahra Korani

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 245-255

Abstract
  In today's turbulent business environment, organizations face the need to rapidly respond to demands, explore new opportunities, apply evolving technologies, and create novel competitive advantages. Knowledge Management (KM) and Organizational Entrepreneurship (OE) are two strategic tools through which ...  Read More

Education and training
17. SWOT Analysis of Strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurs Empowerment

Shohreh Karami; Hossein Agahi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 307-320

Abstract
  The purpose of this study was to identify strategies for Agricultural Entrepreneurs Empowerment in Javanrod, Salasebabajani, Ravansar and Paveh counties of Kermanshah Province. The structural impact obtained was based on different qualitative techniques and was analysed based on the SWOT model. The finding ...  Read More

Education and training
18. Socioeconomic Determinants Influencing the Willingness of Agriculture Undergraduates to Participate in Agripreneurship in Northwest Nigeria

Aliyu Akilu Barau; Gbolagade Benjamin Adesiji

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 25-34

Abstract
  The study analyzed the socioeconomic determinants influencing the willingness of the agriculture undergraduates to participate in agripreneurship in Northwest, Nigeria. The study employed a questionnaire to obtain primary data. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 150 respondents from the ...  Read More

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19. Role of Knowledge Management in Empowerment of Agriculture Organization’s Experts in Ilam Province, Iran

Alireza Poursaeed; Hoda Akbaripour

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 81-89

Abstract
  The purpose of this research was to determine knowledge management in the empowerment of the experts of Agricultural Organization in Ilam County of Iran. The statistical population was composed of all employees with the organizational positions of expert or higher in Agricultural Organization of Ilam ...  Read More

Education and training
20. Determinants of the Social Health of Rural Women in Ghale-Shahin Rural District in Kermanshah Province, Iran

Somayeh Shahbazi; Ali Asghar Mirakzadeh; Amirhossein Alibaygi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 101-112

Abstract
  Social health is essential to social development of rural communities, especially rural women, in order to promote their welfare as well as their human and social capital. The present research was applied in terms of objective, and it was implemented using different approaches to examine the social health ...  Read More

Education and training
21. Effectiveness Evaluation of Rural Extension Education Programs (The Case of Sheep Breeders in Pasargad Township, Iran)

Taher Azizi-Khalkheili; Masoud Bijani; Mohammad Reza Shahpasand; Farzad Farbod

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 465-476

Abstract
  Since a lot of material and human expenditure are spent for implementing extension education programs for rural people, one of the most important aspects of these programs is “effectiveness evaluation” and the rate of accomplishing program objectives, as well as determining program obstacles ...  Read More

Education and training
22. Seed Potato Management among Potato Growers in Freydunshahr County (Isfahan Province), Iran

Asghar Bagheri; Mojtaba Sookhtanlou

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 497-508

Abstract
  This study investigated the mechanisms of seed potato management by potato growers of Freydunshahr County in Isfahan province. Survey research method was used in this study. A sample of 250 potato growers (N=725) was selected for data collection. Stratified random sampling method was used. The research ...  Read More

Education and training
23. Factors Affecting the Professional Development of Faculty Members: A Case Study of Ilam Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Roya Eshraghi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 509-515

Abstract
  Professional development is a continuous process of individual and experimental tests that must empower individual educators to make complex decisions; to identify and to solve problems; to connect theory and practice in learners’ output; and to enable educators to offer learning opportunities ...  Read More

Education and training
24. Effects of Community-Based Paid Extension on Reducing Vulnerability of Smallholder Dairy Farmers of Southwest Bangladesh

Md. Ektear Uddin; A K M Kanak Pervez; Qijie Gao; Md. Habibur Rahman; Md. Shafiqul Islam

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 293-304

Abstract
  The study investigated the effect of Community-Based Paid Extension (CPE) on vulnerability reduction of smallholder dairy farmers. Randomly sampled 255 farmers were interviewed together with 15 key informants’ interview. Both statistical analysis and thematic approach were employed to achieve triangulation. ...  Read More

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25. The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Rural Women: An Example from Iran

Mehdi Nooripoor; Azar Eskandari; Zeinab Sharifi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 337-345

Abstract
  This study aimed to investigate the personality characteristics related to entrepreneurial spirit of rural women. The statistical population of the study included rural women in the central district of Nimrooz County in Sistan and Baluchistan Province (N=406). Krejcie and Morgan Table was used to determine ...  Read More